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soappedaler

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Feb 21, 2006
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A public workshop will be held Thursday September 21, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with a presentation at 6pm, at South Walton County High School, Media Center, 645 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Public comment will be taken at this meeting, speak for protecting the preserve. Topsail Hill Preserve protects the most outstanding assemblage of natural communities on the coast of the Florida Panhandle. Topsail Hill Preserve is the only place on the planet where dune lakes exist entirely within conservation land, the rare Choctawhatchee beach mouse habitat is undisturbed and wet prairies and coastal scrub are found intact. All of the private land in South Walton will someday be developed, we must leave our state parks and forest as untouched as possible. Enjoy but don’t destroy!

Also, email now FL_StateParkPlanning@dep.state.fl.us You can copy and paste the following or write your own comment. Put your name after the comment.

Subject: Keep Topsail Hill State Preserve as a Preserve
Dear Topsail Hill State Park Planner,

The acquisition of Topsail Hill Preserve was for the conservation of natural communities found in the Florida Panhandle. Recreation in the preserve must not diminish the resource.
Priority should be given to improving the existing facilities already developed within the park, redesign beach bike parking and enhance restroom facilities.
The trails within the preserve should remain bike and pedestrian only, motor vehicles should be restricted to the current use area.
No additional beach boardwalks should be added to the Topsail Hill Preserve!
 

soappedaler

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Feb 21, 2006
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Below is the Public notice of the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Public Meeting. Please attend and speak. All you have to say is Topsail Preserve’s current access is the only one needed. This protects the resource as well as visitors to the park.

If you can not attend email FLStateParkPlanning@floridadep.gov Subject line of email: NO additional access for Topsail Preserve State Park. Restate this in your email. That’s all you need to do to be counted.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Public Meeting

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Northwest Florida State College

Meeting Location:
South Walton Center, Rooms 119-120
109 Greenway Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

AGENDA
5:30 p.m. Welcome
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Public Commenting/Presentations
7:30 p.m. Adjournment

Each speaker will be given three minutes to state general recommendations or
comments regarding beach access in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. For individuals
desiring to deliver formal presentations, please RSVP to Daniel Alsentzer,
(850) 245-3073 or daniel.alsentzer@floridadep.gov.

Please note that the intent of this meeting is to hear public interests and concerns. Staff
from the Division of Recreation and Parks will be present. All comments will be taken
under advisement. No decisions will be rendered at this meeting.

Oral and written comments will be taken at the public meeting. Participants and other
interested parties will also be able to submit additional written comments to the
Division of Recreation and Parks, Office of Park Planning at
FLStateParkPlanning@floridadep.gov. For optimal consideration, please submit written
comments by December 19, 2018.

Comment forms are available at Public Participation Schedule | Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
If you are interested in learning more about public meetings for Florida’s environment
and public lands, please sign up to receive emails from the Department of
Environmental Protection at Welcome to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (click on “Sign Up” at the bottom of
the web page).
 

South Walton Community Council

Community Organization
Jan 17, 2007
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www.southwaltoncc.org
Proposed Beach Access Through


Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Florida DEP Parks and Recreation is holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed public beach access through the park.



When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 5:30pm - 7:30pm CST

Where: Northwest Florida State College,

South Walton Center,Rooms 119-120
109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459


Please attend this important meeting!


If you cannot attend, email https://floridadep.gov/parks/public-participation.
 

South Walton Community Council

Community Organization
Jan 17, 2007
243
69
www.southwaltoncc.org
Event Date:
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm CST
Division:
Division of Recreation and Parks
Program Area:
Office of Park Planning

County:
Walton
Location:
NW FL State College South Walton Campus (Rooms 119-120)
109 Greenway Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Type:
Meeting
Details:


GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: All members of the public will have the opportunity to state recommendations and exchange information regarding beach access in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. GENERAL COMMENTS: Speaking time is limited to three minutes. PRESENTATIONS: For individuals desiring to give formal presentations, please RSVP to Daniel Alsentzer, (850) 245-3073 or daniel.alsentzer@floridadep.gov. WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD AND SUBMITTING WRITTEN COMMENTS: Please send any written comments regarding beach access in the park by December 19, 2018. Comment forms are available online at Public Participation Schedule | Florida Department of Environmental Protection and will be available during the meeting. A COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING: Daniel Alsentzer, Planning Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, Office of Park Planning, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS#525, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, PH# (850) 245-3051 or email daniel.alsentzer@floridadep.gov. A copy of the meeting agenda is available before the date of the public meeting online at Public Participation Schedule | Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Publication References:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 12.05.2018 Public Meeting Notice
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 12.05.2018 Public Meeting Agenda
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Comment Form (12-2018)
Contact Name:
Alsentzer, Daniel
Contact Email:
daniel.alsentzer@floridadep.gov
Contact Phone:
850-245-3051
 
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